About the Course
This course is an ideal introduction to willow sculpture. Learn everything you need to know to create your own willow sculptures in this 5 week (1 day a week) comprehensive course.
In this course you will learn how to create 2 pieces:
A willow sphere – This part of the course is a gentle introduction to learning the basics of willow sculpture and will prepare you for then applying the willow to a chosen sculpture
Heron an Owl or a Peacock – After finishing off your willow sphere you will then have the choice of creating either a heron an owl or a peacock
Throughout the 5 weeks you will learn about
Week 1 – Tools and equipment, willow types and preparation for sculpture, how it is grown for craft, where to source it and tips on how to grow your own. Preparing the armature and your willow ready for the following session.
Week 2 – Starting your Sphere: binding, weaving and sewing techniques. Maintaining shape and form. Willow prep.
Week 3 – Finishing your sphere: weaving and sewing techniques. Maintaining shape and form. Researching/studying images for next sculpture. Armature preparation for next sculpture. Willow prep.
Week 4 – Sculpture methods. Binding, weaving and sewing techniques. Maintaining shape and form. Willow prep.
Week 5 – Sculpture methods. Binding, weaving and sewing techniques. Maintaining shape and form.
Venue: Pirbright – Private woodland with clubhouse and flushing toilet facilities.
Get your booking in ASAP as a maximum of 6 places are available on this course to ensure everyone gets as much individual attention as possible.
Please email us if you have any further questions regarding the course.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
You will need some close fitting work gloves. Secateurs provided but you can bring your own if you prefer.
We will provide you with workbooks which you can use throughout the sessions and are yours to take home with you upon completion of the course
This course is undercover but outside, so you will need warm clothes. On cold days there will be a fire pit outside or stove in the clubhouse.
Refreshments (tea/coffee) plus a light vegetarian lunch are provided.
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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